Stubbins Estate and Holcombe Moor
Less than 30 minutes drive from Gawthorpe Hall lies the Stubbins Estate and Holcombe Moor. There are acres of wooded hillside, farmland and Pennine moorland ready to explore, with views reaching as far as Wales on a clear day. The area can be easily accessed by public footpaths either side of the B6214 (Helmshore Road) which is half a mile west of Ramsbottom.
Throughout the Stubbins Estate there are glorious views of the surrounding countryside, towns and moorland. One of our favourite places to stop is at the Millennium Bench on Holcombe Hill where you can admire the best view of the valley.
The Peel Tower
Look out for the distinctive Peel Tower on Holcombe Hill. It was built in 1852 and commemorates Sir Robert Peel, Prime Minister of Britain (1841 -1846) and founder of the modern police force.
The Tentering Tower
This listed building has stood here since 1866. Imagine what it once looked like with cloth manufactured from a nearby mill stretched around it on wooden frames hanging out to dry.